We have moved

We are pleased to announce that we have moved to 2 John Street WC1N 2ES The new premises takes us into the heart of legal London and with easy access to various transfer links at Kings Cross, Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane. We operate a Covid regime and look forward to being able to … Continued

Crime reforms or window dressing ?

The government has announced that there will be new legislation designed to cut “crime and build safer communities”. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is intended to give the police “the powers and tools they need to protect themselves and the public”. The measures include: Positions of trust – existing legislation will be widened to include … Continued

Prosecution of RAF pilot halted

Chloe Hingley of BSB Solicitors, instructing Chris Hamlet of 23 Essex street, successfully defended an RAF pilot accused of being unfit to fly through drink. The officer was further accused of failing to discharge his duty to ensure other members of the aircraft were not suffering from excess alcohol. The aircraft was due leave RAF … Continued

The new Lockdown

Lockdown 2 A new lockdown is in force across England from midnight on 5th November 2020 for 28 days. The new laws are intended to dampen down the spread of Covid19 and ensure that the National Health Service is not overwhelmed due to demand breaching its operational capacity. What can I still do? You can … Continued

Right to family life prevents extradition to Belgium

Westminster Magistrates’ Court has refused to extradite a woman to Belgium to face offences pertaining to fraud and bankruptcy. Represented by Chloe Hingley, Consultant Solicitor at BSB Solicitors, and Saoirse Townshend, Barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, the Requested Person, and her partner, were each arrested on two European Arrest Warrants for ten offences. It was … Continued

Will Coronavirus Be a ‘Get out of Jail’ Card?

Before a pprosecution is commenced, the Crown Prosecution Service must apply two distinct tests. The first is whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction; If not, the case does not proceed further. If there is sufficient evidence, the second question must be answered, namely whether a prosecution is in the … Continued

Lockdown boredom could lead to a knock at the door

At the time of posting this, we are still in the early stages of social isolation and moderate lockdown. We are still finding ways to occupy our time through the various social media platforms and communication but that will soon lead to boredom. With extra time on their hands and confined to their homes, many … Continued

Approaches to Justice in the Global pandemic – A discussion, Thursday 2nd April

Approaches to Justice in the Global pandemic – Thursday 2nd April 2020 18.00 The Spanish and UK experience Please join Spanish criminal law expert Jaime Campaner  and Jonathan Black for a short discussion on the comparative approaches of our respective investigative and judicial systems to the challenges created by the Global Pandemic. Jaime has recently written … Continued

Covid 19 Lockdown – the law

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 imposes several restrictions. Over the last week, the police have been keen to enforce compliance, even calling out the MP Stephen Kinnock over social media for visiting his father on his birthday. Given the importance of protecting the NHS, it is likely that the police may take … Continued

Emergency Laws Now in Force

On Wednesday 25th March 2020 the Coronavirus Bill completed all its parliamentary stages, and Royal Assent was signified, bringing in to force an unprecedented piece of emergency legislation. The purpose of the Coronavirus Act is to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a covid-19 pandemic. A severe … Continued

Coronavirus latest

In line with Government advise we are avoiding unnecessary face to face meetings. The office is operating on a day to day basis with skeleton staff. We offer meetings over video assisted technology (What’s app , Skype and Zoom)  and will only accept pre arranged meetings in certain circumstances with clients who have confirmed that … Continued